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Old 10-12-2016, 04:42 PM
Location: Cambridge, MA/London, UK
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Originally Posted by Natnasci View Post
I didn't know you had relatives in the lower Mainland !

They must know about this place in New West then? This made me smile. " We also stock African and Newfoundland foods."

I sure do and have always enjoyed my visits. Despite the lack of certain goods and black cultural institutions my family say they couldn't imagine living anywhere else. I can definitely see the attraction.

I will ask them about the place you linked. The collection of goods made me chuckle also.
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Old 11-18-2018, 03:10 PM
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Interesting question. Although this was posted some time ago, I thought I would respond using some data rather than just opinion. As a proxy for liberal or progressive, I have used the numbers of elected representatives of the Greens party in each country:

New Zealand 8/120 (House of Reps - no senate
Australia 1/150 (Reps) and 9/76 (senate) or 9/226 total
Canada 1/338 (Commons) and 1/105 (senate)
USA none anywhere

Yes there are significant differences in voting systems that can account for the variations but even that observation is a comment on attitudes to a more appropriate representation.

Essentially, this data implies that NZ is the most progressive and the US the least.
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